This chapter shall be known as the "Village of Camillus Zoning Law" and shall consist of the text contained herein and the Official Zoning Atlas of the Village of Camillus.
Editor's Note: The Zoning Map was adopted as the zoning atlas 6-3-1977 by L.L. No. 3-1977; it is attached to this chapter.
This chapter is applicable to all land use within the corporate limits of the Village of Camillus.
[Amended 8-11-2011 by L.L. No. 3-2011]
All land use previously authorized by special approval or authority pursuant to the zoning rules and regulations of the Village of Camillus, including variances, special permits, specific uses, exceptions and any other similar permit under the authority of the Board of Trustees, Board of Appeals or similar administrative tribunal department or official of the Village of Camillus having jurisdiction to render such approvals, may continue to be used in accordance with the terms and conditions incident thereto; provided, however, that where such uses would be permitted as a matter of right or subject to less stringent controls under the terms of this chapter, then the terms of this chapter shall prevail. Where the terms of this chapter are, however, more restrictive, then such uses shall be subject to the terms of this chapter for purposes of any subsequent modification, enlargement, alteration, structural alteration, additions, enlargements or changes in use and shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Village Board of Trustees and/or Board of Zoning Appeals as if such uses were new uses.
Land use existing on the effective date of this chapter which is unlawful under any prior applicable regulations shall become lawful only to the extent that such land use complies with this chapter. However, such compliance shall not excuse or be used to abate or enjoin the prosecution of such unlawful conduct, whether initiated prior or subsequent to the effective date of this chapter.
[Amended 3-7-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989]
Any violation of this chapter shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both. In addition, the Village may pursue such other remedies as provided by law to abate any violation.